His room was at the end of the hall. Feliciano had made sure that he was in the room next to his. Feliciano was always like that, leaning on the German for help and right now you needed that help. You finally made it to the end of the hall, your breathing hitching when you stood in front of the door, the number 202 was nailed into it.
First you tried the door. Locked. He must’ve wanted a night without Feli sneaking in. It was understandable though, Feli did have a tendency to cling to you. You knocked on the door. A grumble came from inside. You knocked again, this time louder.
“Fick willen, I’m not letting you in Feliciano,” Ludwig half shouted. “I want to be alone for one night.”
“It’s _____,” you whispered into the door, hoping he would hear you.
Leaning on the door you heard a mattress groaning before the door opened. You fell into a muscular chest. Two large arms steadied you and helped you back on your feet. You turned and saw the sleepy German. His usually slicked back blond hair had fallen creating a short fringe that framed his face. His blue eyes were soft when he saw your tear stained face. He was wearing a singlet and his boxers.
“_____,” he breathed but his voice still sounded stern. “What happened?”
“Do you mind if I come in?” You asked, hugging the blanket around your shoulders tighter.
Ludwig was hesitant but he couldn’t deny you in this state. “Ja, come in,” he answered and let you inside. Ludwig walked in front of you and turned on a lamp, lightening the dark room.
You walked slowly in, shutting the door behind you. “Nightmare,” you said suddenly.
“Luddy, you don’t have to try and comfort me,” you tried to smile. “It’s not your kind of thing, especially if you’re half asleep.”
“Why did you come to me then?” Ludwig asked. “If you knew that I wasn’t going to comfort you why come to me?”
“Well, I was hoping that,” you began and shook you’re head. “No it doesn’t matter. It was just something stupid. Goodnight Ludwig.” You were about to walk out when you felt a firm hand grasp your shoulder.
“You had a nightmare _____, it’s not stupid,” Ludwig said. “So tell me what is it that you want?”
You didn’t turn around, you couldn’t face him. “Well could I stay with you,” You asked, “to keep the nightmares away? It sounds stupid but it’ll help me.”
Ludwig went stiff, his hand gripping onto your shoulder a bit tighter before he let go of it all together. You could tell that the German was blushing. He did in these kinds of situations. You began to walk again and turned to say good night again.
“You can stay,” Ludwig said, making you freeze this time. “If it’ll help you sleep then stay.”
You smiled at him again, this time genuinely. “Thank you so much, you have no idea how much this means to me.” You walked over to the bed and sat down. “So do you want to hit the hay?”
“Ja,” Ludwig nodded and sat down on the opposite side. “You do look tired.”
“Like you can talk,” you lightly laughed and fell onto the bed, pulling the covers over you.
Ludwig stiffened once again and slowly got into the bed. The mattress groaned as he placed the blankets over his body. Your eyes had already begun to shut once his head hit the pillow and in no time you were asleep, oblivious to the timid German lying next to you.
Her face was so peaceful when she was asleep. Small snores came from her mouth as she started to dream. I brushed a (h/c) strand out of the way of her face, gently caressing her soft face. I shifted my weight and the mattress groaned. I just hoped she wouldn’t wake up and she didn’t. Gently I placed my arm under her neck. She moved her head sideways and snuggled into my arm, her breath brushing my skin. I smiled and soon fell asleep.
--- Normal POV ---
You woke up the next morning, snuggled up to Ludwig, his arm under your neck acting as a pillow. He didn’t smell like anything in particular but it was oddly comforting. You moved yourself closer to him, feeling the warmth radiating off of him.
“Uh, _____, what are you doing?” Ludwig asked his voice slightly huskier.
You literally jumped out of bed. You stared at him wide eyed. There he was, lying awake and aware of what was going on. “I uh, you smelt nice,” you answered quickly before hitting your forehead. “Sorry I sound like a creep. . . But it sorta is the truth.”
Ludwig’s cheeks turned a light pink. “Uh, danke,” he mumbled.
Awkward silence filled the room. Really awkward silence that bored through your ears making you feel even more awkward.
“So, you wanna get breakfast or something?” You asked picking at your finger nails. “We could invite Kiku and Feli along.”
“That sounds good,” Ludwig agreed and sat up. “You’re stomach has been growling for some time.”
“Wait how long have you been awake for?” You asked.
“Only a short time,” Ludwig answered. “You were kind of hard to move.” You started to smile really big and began to supress your giggles. “What is it?”
“Well I guess I’m not the only creepy person in this room,” you teased.
A small smile cracked onto Ludwig’s face. “Ja I guess.”
“So breakfast before I get even hungrier?” You asked.
“I’ll get Feliciano,” Ludwig smiled and got up. He shrugged on a pair of pants hanging off a chair.
“And I’ll get Kiku,” you smiled back and walked to the door. “Also thanks Luddy. See you soon.”
(Really awkward at first. Wouldn’t lay a hand on them until they had fallen asleep then would slide the arm closest under their necks)